Grantchester: new series release date, who is in cast with Robson Green, and will there be a season 8?

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ITV crime drama Grantchester is returning for a seventh season this spring

The crime fighting duo, made up of detective inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green) and Rev Will Davenport (Tom Brittney), will be solving even more crimes in the new season.

Here is everything you need to know about the new series of Grantchester.

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What is Grantchester about?

Grantchester is based on the book series Grantchester Mysteries by James Runchie.

It follows the unlikely friendship between detective inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green) and Rev Will Davenport (Tom Brittney).

Robson Green is returning for season 7 of Grantchester. Robson Green is returning for season 7 of Grantchester.
Robson Green is returning for season 7 of Grantchester. | Getty Images

The picturesque Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester is plagued with murders and mysteries that the pair contually solve together.

There have been six previous seasons, each with six episodes each, and season 7 promises plenty more drama. a.

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Geordie and his wife Cathy dramatically split at the end of season six and the show will follow the new bachelor as he struggles with single life.

Set in 1959,  series seven will kick off in the middle of summer with Rev Davenport rushed off his feet during the wedding season.

The swinging 60s are just around the corner for the characters which prompts questions of what changes could be on the horizon.

It has been hinted that the changing times might bring up moral conflicts between the religious Rev Davenport and the characters in his congregation.

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Who is in the Grantchester Cast?

Crime fighting duo Rev Will Davenport played by Tom Brittney (Greyhound, Make Me Famous) and inspector Geordie Keating played by Robson Green (Wire in the Blood, Soldier Soldier ) will be joined by returning characters Jack Chapman played by Nick Brimble (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Young Arthur)  and Kacey Ainsworth (Holby Blue, Eastenders) as Cathy Keating.

Oliver Dimsdale (Breaking the Mould, The Last Czars) who plays Daniel Marlowe will also return alongside Al Weaver (Macbeth, Blue Iguana) as Leonard Finch.

Season seven will also see a guest star appearance from Charlotte Ritchie (Call The Midwife, Feel Good) as Bonnie - Cathy’s niece.

Where is Grantchester filmed?

Unsurprisingly, Grantchester is filmed in … Grantchester.

The real life village in Cambridgeshire is transformed into a TV set for every new season, with care taken to wind the clock back to the 1950s.

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Grantchester is a historic village located an hour away from London.

It only contains around 300 houses, a couple of pubs and a church.

Rev Will Davenport spends a lot of time in the very real Church of St Andrew and St Mary and many scenes have been shot in the Grantchester Meadows.

The show often uses filming locations in Cambridge, including the King’s College campus.

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Will there be a Grantchester series 8?

At the moment, we don’t yet know. Robson Green recently told the Radio Times that early negotiations had begun for a possible series 8, and that the writers had already started working on potential scripts, but it’d depend on whether or not all the actors were available.

As it’s one of ITV’s most popular and enduring dramas, though, it’s pretty likely that we’ll see it again in some capacit.

The seventh season of Grantchester started on Friday 11 March 2022.

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